Underrated Korean Snacks

7 Underrated Korean Snacks You Must Try ASAP

Korean cuisine is famous for its delicious and diverse flavors, and its snacks are no exception. From sweet to savory, Korea has a variety of snacks that will satisfy any craving.

While some Korean snacks like tteokbokki and kimchi are well-known and beloved worldwide, there are some lesser-known snacks that are equally delicious and worth trying. In this blog post, we'll introduce you to some of the most underrated Korean snacks you need to try ASAP.



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Hotbar is a savory snack similar to a corn dog, but without the stick. It is a deep-fried snack made with a batter of flour, cornmeal, and eggs with various fillings such as cheese, sausage, and squid.Ā  Despite being a popular street food snack in Korea, hotbars are often overshadowed by other popular Korean snacks like fried chicken and tteokbokki.


Choco Pie


Choco Pie is a popular snack in Korea made with two soft chocolate cakes sandwiching a fluffy marshmallow filling. It is covered in a thin layer of chocolate and comes in various flavors. Choco Pie is a well-known snack in Korea, but it is often overshadowed by other popular Korean snacks like Pepero and Orion's Choco Boy.


Bin Bin Rice Crackers

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Although Bin Bin Rice Crackers are a staple in Korean supermarkets and convenience stores, they are not as well-known outside of Korea. Bin Bin Rice Crackers are crispy and crunchy rice crackers that come in various flavors like seaweed, cheese, and spicy. They are great as a snack or as a topping for salads.


Honey Butter Chips


Honey Butter Chips are crispy potato chips with a sweet and savory honey butter flavor. It is a popular snack in Korea that has gained a following worldwide. Honey Butter Chips gained a cult following in Korea and other parts of Asia, but they are still not as well-known in other parts of the world.Ā 




Bungeoppang is a popular Korean street food made with a fish-shaped waffle filled with sweet red bean paste. It is a perfect snack for those who have a sweet tooth. Bungeoppang is a traditional Korean snack that is not as popular as other traditional Korean snacks like tteok and kimchi.



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Jjolmyeon is a spicy and chewy Korean noodle dish made with wheat flour noodles, vegetables, and a spicy sauce. It is a great snack for those who love spicy food. Jjolmyeon is a delicious and spicy noodle dish that is not as well-known as other Korean noodle dishes like ramyeon and jjamppong.



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Kancho Choco Biscuit is a sweet and crunchy biscuit filled with chocolate cream. It is a popular snack among kids and adults alike. Kancho Choco Biscuits are a popular snack among kids in Korea, but they are not as well-known outside of Korea.

Korean snacks are a reflection of Korea's vibrant food culture and are a must-try for anyone who loves to explore new flavors. In this blog post, we introduced you to some of the most underrated Korean snacks that are not as well-known outside of Korea.


From the savory Hotbar to the sweet Kancho Choco Biscuits, these snacks are sure to satisfy any craving. So next time you're in Korea or at your local Korean market, be sure to try out these underrated Korean snacks!

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